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Exporting to Malaysia: the DHL Fact Sheet

Exporting to Malaysia: the DHL Fact Sheet

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Strong GDP growth since the 1970s has transformed Malaysia into a middle-income country with a focus on exporting. By 2020, Malaysia aims to be a high-income developed nation. To achieve this goal, the country is expanding its technology, biotechnology and services sectors – especially in Islamic finance products.
Strong GDP growth since the 1970s has transformed Malaysia into a middle-income country with a focus on exporting. By 2020, Malaysia aims to be a high-income developed nation. To achieve this goal, the country is expanding its technology, biotechnology and services sectors – especially in Islamic finance products.

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DHL MALAYSIA FACT SHEET
MALAYSIA
INDONESIATHAILANDINDONESIAVIETNAM PHILIPPINESSPARTLY ISLANDSBRUNEISINGAPORE
Kota BharuKuala TerengganuKuantanGeorgeTownTaipingIpohLumutKlangMalaccaPort DicksonJohor BahruKuchingSibuBintuluMiriKudatKotaKinabaluSandakanLahad DatuTawauKuala Lumpur
DHL GatewayMajor City
KEY
Capital City
PenangSubang
Country Profile
Capital
Kuala Lumpur
Population
29.6 million
Area
329,847 sq km
Currency
1 ringgit (MYR) = 100 sen
GDP
US$ 525 billion (2013 est.)
Languages
Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai, indigenous languages in East Malaysia
Ethnic Groups
Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, other 7.8%
Source: CIA World Factbook
DHL FACTS
Locations:
58
Gateways into the Country:
 4
Number of Service Centres:
 11
DHL Delivery Zone:
 8
Vehicle Fleet:
 133
OVERVIEW
Strong GDP growth since the 1970s has transormed Malaysia’s economy rom a producer o raw materials into an export-orientated middle-income country. Tough manuacturing continues to play a large role, Malaysia is attempting to move urther up the value-added production chain. By 2020, Malaysia aims to be a high-income developed nation. o achieve this goal, the government put in place a National ransormation Programme in 2010: the country is implementing a model o growth led by the private sector with a ocus on expanding its high technology industries, biotechnology and services sector – especially Islamic finance products. Te initiative is considered successul thus ar: the country’s GDP rose 5.6 per cent in 2012, exceeding Asia Pacific’s average growth rate o 3.8 per cent. Malaysia provides a wide range o opportunities or UK business. Afer Singapore, it is the UK’s second-largest export market in South East Asia, and the UK is one o the largest investors in the country.On a visit to Malaysia in 2012, David Cameron and Malaysia’s prime minister, Najib Razak committed to growing investment and doubling bilateral trade to £8 billion by 2016. Te British government aims to achieve this by expanding trade and investment opportunities, addressing barriers to business, implementing an EU-Malaysia Free rade Agreement and urther working with the Malaysian government to improve business links.
Sources: Deloitte, GOV.UK, UKTI, CIA World Factbook
 
DHL Malaysia Fact Sheet
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Source: DHL, CIA World Factbook
UK to Country Transit Times
The times provided for dutiable shipments are based on the time expected for Customs in Malaysia to clear the shipment. This is contingent upon the value of the shipment.
Kuala Lumpur
 Non-Dutiable: 3 days Dutiable: 3 days
Johore Bahru
 Non-Dutiable: 3 days Dutiable: 3 days
Bayan Lepas, Penang
 Non-Dutiable: 3 days Dutiable: 3 days
Subang
 Non-Dutiable: 3 days Dutiable: 3 days
Kota Kinabalu
 Non-Dutiable: 4 days Dutiable: 4 days
TRADE INFORMATIONESSENTIAL CUSTOMS INFORMATION
Goods from Israel must be approved by the Malaysian International Trade & Industry (MITI) before shipping; there is no restriction for document shipments from Israel.Handling fees for controlled items may apply. Contact DHL Customer Services for more information.
Prohibited Items
The list below is in addition to DHL’s standard list of prohibited items.• Antiques• Furs• Jewellery• Precious metals & stones• Items offensive to Muslim culture, including publications, films & video tapes
Exports from Malaysia
US$ 230.7 billion
(2013 est.)
Export commodities
 Semiconductors and electronic equipment, palm oil, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals, solar panels.
Top Export Destinations
USA, Netherlands, China, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, UK, Singapore, France, Japan, Canada.
Imports into Malaysia
US$ 192.9 billion
(2013 est.)
Import commodities
 Electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics,  vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals.
Top Import Origins
 China, USA, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong.
DUTY FREE ALLOWANCE
 
500 MYR
For an estimate of landed costs (duties, taxes and other import fees) for shipments going to the Malaysia, use the free DHL Express Trade Automation Services (TAS) tool.
tas.dhl.com
 TAS also provides information on regulation compliance and trade documentation.

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